Zoom whitening is the gentle, effective use of LED light technology and a hydrogen peroxide gel to whiten teeth rapidly in a single sitting while the Amorphous Calcium Phosphate (ACP) helps deliver enamel protection, improve luster and reduce sensitivity.Results after Zoom whitening are dramatic often whitening your smile up to 8 shades in less than 45 minutes.That is why Zoom whitening is one of the most popular treatments offered at Smiline dental hospital.
Laser whitening, also called power whitening, is another type of teeth whitening system that a dentist can provide in his office for fast effective results.It is an expensive option,can lighten teeth color by 8 shades but has its own advantages. A strong bleach or gel is applied onto your teeth and then a light or laser is shone on it to activate the whitening.The laser activates and enhances the bleaching agent for quick, dramatic results.Due to high concentration of bleach used,special precautions are to be taken to reduce tooth sensitivity, as well as protect the lips, gums and other oral tissues from damage.Treatment is quick,takes an hour with same day results.
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Thermal sensitivity and staining can occur after a Zoom whitening procedure.Sensitivity to hot or cold liquids occurs briefly for some period but gradually will fade away.Your dentist at Smiline may advise you not to eat foods or drink liquids like coffee, red wine,ketchup etc that cause teeth to stain easily, for at least a week.If you are a regular coffee or tea drinker,drink them with a straw to avoid staining freshly whitened teeth.
For the zoom whitening results to last longer and to maintain it,home bleaching is advised after the first professional whitening.In the case of home vital bleaching, the use of low-dose hydrogen peroxide /carbamide peroxide is preferred.The dentist facilitates this by giving custom made trays which reduce both the amount used and swallowed decreasing chances of damage to the patient’s teeth and gums.On your initial dental appointment, an impression of your teeth is taken by your dental team to prepare the custom tray. The individual needs to continue it at home for the next 2-3 weeks diligently following the dentist's instructions.Regular application of the whitening agent for the prescribed time around 30 minutes to an hour for each session is essential.Currently there are new products in the market which can be applied for up to eight hours at a time decreasing the treatment time to just a week with good results
Zoom whitening has caused much interest in the public about cosmetic dentistry.It is the quickest most cost effective way of achieving a confident smile.